Smart Bulbs are the new cool, we took a look at the Philips Hue light bulbs last year and we’re currently looking at another, more independent product – LIFX – who we wrote up all the way back in 2012, when they ran their Kickstarter campaign. They shipped out their bulbs to Kickstarter backers a couple of months ago and they’ve just announced they will begin selling the bulbs in Harvey Norman stores across Australia.
The bulbs are of course doubly interesting to us as they’re made by an Australian company and because they can be controlled by an iOS or Android app. The bulbs differ from the Hue product in that they have their WiFi controller built into the bulb, so there’s no central hub involved. The App is fairly rudimentary, but allows you to change the bulbs colour and brightness, or simply turn the bulbs on and off.
Harvey Norman will be selling the bulbs with two different connectors – Bayonet Cap and Edison Screw – for $129 in their stores across Australia. You can also order them online from the Harvey Norman website.
Check out the demo video and see what you think: